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Account set up to help pay for medical expenses

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Brenda Neese
Brenda (Brown) Neese was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008.

She is married to Chuck and they reside in Carbon.

Chuck is employed with Great Dane Trailers and Brenda is unable to work at this time, but was last employed with Union Hospital until her health began failing.

A trip to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is currently being planned.

In order to help with medical expenses and more, an account has been set up at First Financial Bank under the name Brenda (Brown) Neese Benefit Fund.

Those interested in donating money to the family may do so by stopping by the bank during regular business hours.

Donations may be made at any of the following locations:

* 8490 E. State Road 42, Poland,

* 502 Main St., Clay City,

* 18 Walnut St., Brazil, or

* 2180 E. National Ave., Brazil.

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Mayo is great but not for this. Cleveland Clinic is where you want to go. We went thru this 20 years ago with my mother. She was a healthy, on the go person in her early 40's. She developed weakness on one side and started to "drag" a foot when she walked. She was a bus driver but with the inflamation of the sheathing of the nerves she got to a point that she couldn't even drive the golf cart. (For those unfamiliar with this, imagine that the insulating sheathing was removed from a section of wiring in your house. It would short-circuit. Same here, the nerve's signal doesn't get to where it's supposed to go.) Cleveland clinic is the nerve center for the majority of Multiple Sclerosis research in the United States. The absolute best of the best are there for this field. My mother works with the Doctor that chooses candidates for the clinical studies. My point is: if there is a chance that you can stave-off the effects of this disorder, do not waste money or more importantly TIME. What you lose of that sheathing you cannot get back. You CAN limit the exacerbations (severity and length) and that's what the treatment can do. Several medications are available, and they are more versed than anywhere else of the what works best for the specific type that you have. Please make the call. We will pray for you. P.S. Mom is doing great, is not in a wheelchair and is still driving the schoolbus! :)

-- Posted by brazilian on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 11:22 PM

Has there been a study done on this disease and environmental factors?? Ive lived in 4 other states and never have known of so many people with this disease in one small community. Seems that every 6 months or so I find that someone else has it. Are all on City Water? Near farm land? A toxic spill people aren't talking about before I got here?

It's the same with house fires. The first year we lived here, there were more house fires reported than I had ever heard about in the previous 40 years of my life....That I feel can be related to the lack of building code enforcement and need for occupancy permits as a number of them were relatively new structures. This results in very high home owner's insurance; but the MS...What's causing all of this here? There Has to be a underlying cause to which we are not paying attention.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 7:49 AM

Brenda and her husband Chuck are one of the finest couples I know and would be the first to step up and help others in need. I wish only the very best for the both of them. May God bless you and provide for you all you need.

-- Posted by Dyna1 on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 8:40 AM

Was this diagnosis before or after her gastric bypass surgery and breast reduction surgery?

-- Posted by whynotlook on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 1:15 PM

Wow, WHYNOTLOOK .. I am no physician, but I can assure you that her MS was not a result of either Gastric Bypass or Breast Reduction Surgery.

Best wishes on her treatment.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 1:23 PM

My wife also has M.S. the medication is ridiculous! $ 2000.00 per month, and of course insurance wont cover it, so it gives her a choice, get her medicine , or be homeless, hmmmm, what to do? Sorry if i seem bitter, but my wife and i have worked all our lives, i just think its pitiful that illegals get free health care and she has to suffer. I TRULY FEEL FOR THE AMERICANS WITH MAJOR MEDICAL BILLS !

-- Posted by otis66 on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 7:44 PM

My Mom was also diagnosed in 2008. She takes daily injections of Copaxone which cost $2000.00 a month. She does not have insurance that will pay for any of this. However, with the help of her doctor she is receiving assistance through Shared Solutions. 1-800-887-8100 or SHAREDSOLUTIONS.COM. Most all of the injection medicines have assistance programs. Yes, MS is more prevalent in the north regions and cold regions.

-- Posted by SHADES1209 on Sat, Jan 29, 2011, at 5:30 PM

One article on long term research done in Finland that seemed to first point at regional difference but that after time it seemed to point more to environmental factors....Another in Alberta Canada ruled out latitude factors due to clumping of cases in certain areas indicating environmental factors. Still another seemed to indicate that fat intake could possibly directly be related in some way. Some chemicals bind to fat cells and become more concentrated so that makes sense.

What WAS dumped in the Clay County landfill all those years and whose families worked down there and are their relatives affected??

Just more questions....What we dump on our earth today could effect our grandchildren....Can we take that risk?? Seems our grandparents may have taken it already.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Sun, Jan 30, 2011, at 9:20 AM

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